Lots of blogs, podcasts, and conversations over coffee talk about homeschool mom self-care. We know it’s important, but rarely is it a priority. I’m the worst. I spent years of my life researching the effects of chronic-stinkin’-stress, and how it LITERALLY rewires parts of the brain and changes behavior, and yet, I fall prey to chronic stress as much as everyone else. Although, I’m getting better.
I want to talk about 2017, and what it taught me…
Normally, I’m a planner. I’m a list-maker and checker-offer (apparently, I make-up words, too). But, 2017 was totally the year that was NOT planned.Continue reading →
A Review of the Research on Natural Supplements
and Alternative Treatments for ADHD
It’s not really news that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently the most common diagnosis among youth in the United States.
And you probably already know that typically, ADHD is treated with behavioral/psychosocial management and/or medicines.
The more interesting news is that as a result, natural treatment options for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are becoming increasingly popular as sufferers look for options that are effective and that have fewer side-effects. It’s estimated that approximately 50% of parents of children with ADHD use “natural” options alone, or in conjunction with traditional therapies.
A recent review of the biomedical research on naturally managing ADHD – published in the February 2016 issue of the journal Neural Plasticity – suggests that there are a few options for naturally treating ADHD that individuals can discuss with their health care providers. Continue reading →